We are so excited to announce that Mutt Strut – a celebration of “all things dog” will return to Crystal Lake Park in Urbana in a new location! On Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 4 – 7 pm, we’ll gather in the large grass area near the entrance of the aquatic center on Broadway Avenue for an afternoon of dog-friendly fun!

  • Announcement of the top fundraiser (more on that below!);
  • A walk around the park with your dog;
  • Dog friendly activities like paw painting, pet dress-up, agility course, and MORE;
  • Triptych Brewing
  • Food trucks

Mutt Strut will be held RAIN OR SHINE! (In the event of thunderstorms, high winds, or other severe weather conditions, Mutt Strut will be cancelled.) 

Click HERE to visit the event page!

You can support Mutt Strut in 3 ways:

1. ATTEND MUTT STRUT AS A FUNDRAISER!

Raise the following and receive:

$50+ level: 1 t-shirt, 1 event goodie bag

$250+ level: 1 hooded sweatshirt, 1 t-shirt, 1 event goodie bag

$500+ level: 2 hooded sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts, 2 event goodie bags

Top Fundraiser: 2 sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts, an event goodie bag, and a goodie bag with surprise treats! PLUS, your pet’s photo featured on Triptych Brewery’s Fall Brew, AND a cozy blanket featuring your pet’s photo so you can curl up and take naps together.

The top fundraiser will be announced prior to the start of Mutt Strut at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana on Saturday, May 7, and will lead the group in the walk around the park!

CLICK HERE TO START FUNDRAISING!

Once you've created your personalized fundraising page, you will still need to REGISTER for the event. You can do that in the box below. 

If you wait to register, that's okay! Just be sure to return to your page and register before the event on May 7, because the $30 registration fee will be applied to your fundraising total! 

("Pro"-tip: if you are fundraising, create your personalized fundraising page FIRST and register for the event SECOND.) 

You'll also want to share your page on your social media and with everyone you know!


2. ATTEND MUTT STRUT!

You can attend Mutt Strut without being a fundraiser! The registration fee is $30 if you sign up before the day of the event and $35 on the day of the event. Click on the number in the box below to get started!

 

All participants will be asked to sign a waiver and follow these guidelines:

  • ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED TO WALKING ONLY ONE DOG.
  • All participants must check-in and show proof of current rabies vaccination.
  • Dogs must be on a 6-foot, non-retractable leash.
  • Dog handlers must be at least 16 years old. (Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
  • Any dogs displaying aggressive or other inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave.
  • Participants must clean up after their dogs.


3. CAN'T MAKE IT THAT DAY, BUT STILL WANT TO HELP?

 

If you aren't able to attend Mutt Strut, but would still like to make a donation and/or support a fundraiser, click where it says "No thanks, I'd just like to donate" in the box above.


QUESTIONS? 

 

Email Sarah Sheppard, our Development Director and Mutt Strut Coordinator at sarah@cuhumane.org.